CLAT Syllabus 2020 – National University of Study and Research in Law (NUSRL), Ranchi will announce the syllabus of CLAT 2020 tentatively in second week of January. The CLAT 2020 syllabus gives an overview of subjects candidates have to cover while preparing for CLAT. It will help them in prioritising the topics from most to least important. CLAT syllabus 2020 contains information about the various topics/subjects, marking scheme and the exam pattern followed in CLAT exam for admission to undergraduate and postgraduate courses. The sections in focus for undergraduate CLAT 2020 are - general knowledge & current affairs, English (with comprehension), legal aptitude and logical reasoning. Sections such as Constitutional Law, Jurisprudence, Law of Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, Property Law, Intellectual Property Law and the Law of Contracts are included for postgraduate CLAT 2020. CLAT is national-level exam that is conducted in offline mode. Candidates are recommended to go through the article carefully to know all the important as well as minute details related to CLAT syllabus 2020.
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Candidates must note that the following topics will be covered in the CLAT 2020 for BA LLB program.
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profit and loss
time and work
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any topic covered in Xth class/standard
General Knowledge & Current Affairs
Static general knowledge
Current affairs- national
Current affairs- international
Logical and Analytical reasoning skills
Study of law
Problem solving ability
Questions based on hypothetical situations
English- In this section, the questions will be based on comprehension passages and grammar. In the comprehension section, candidates will be assessed on their understanding of the passage and its central theme, meanings of words used therein, etc. The grammar section requires correction of incorrect grammatical sentences, filling of blanks in sentences with appropriate words, etc.
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Mathematics- Under this section, the questions will be based on 10th standard’s mathematics syllabus.
General Knowledge & Current Affairs- This section will consist of questions from the static general knowledge. Questions on current affairs will test the candidate's on their knowledge of national and international current affairs.
Logical Reasoning- In this section, candidates will be tested on his/her ability to identify patterns, logical links and rectify illogical arguments. It may include a variety of logical reasoning questions such as syllogisms, logical sequences, analogies, etc.
Legal Aptitude- This sections will test candidates’ research skills, interest in law and problem solving abilities. Questions may include legal propositions (described in the paper), and a set of facts to which the said proposition has to be applied.
The following topics will be covered in the CLAT 2020 for LLM. Candidates will be notified of any new updates for the new session if there are any changes.
Law of Torts
Intellectual Property Law
Law of Contracts
Constitutional Law- It refers to the rights stated and implemented in the federal and state constitutions. The majority of this body of law has developed from state and federal supreme court rulings, which interpret their respective constitutions and ensure that the laws passed by the legislature do not violate constitutional limits.
Law of Torts- In common law jurisdictions, it is a civil wrong that causes a claimant to suffer loss or harm resulting in legal liability for the person who commits tortious act.
The following table contains section-wise marks distribution for BA LLB and LLM programmes:
CLAT Syllabus 2020 - BA LLB programme
Number of Questions
English and comprehension
Elementary Mathematics (Numerical Ability)
General Knowledge and Current Affairs
CLAT 2020 Syllabus- LLM programme
The question paper of CLAT 2020 will include both multiple-choice questions (MCQs) and subjective type questions. MCQs will carry 100 questions of one mark each, while subjective questions will be of 50 marks; for full details consult the tables below.
Multiple Choice Questions
Other Law Subjects such as Contract, Torts, Criminal Law, International Law, IPR and Jurisprudence.
Subjective type questions:
The paper will include two essay type questions each carrying 25 marks; the topics of the essay would be law and contemporary issues. The word limit for the essays will be 800 words.
Please note, the entrance examination for both undergraduate and postgraduate courses will be held on the same date. Candidates can refer to the table given below to understand the paper pattern of CLAT 2020.
CLAT Exam Pattern - Undergraduate
Mode of Examination
Duration of Examination
Type of Questions
Total Number of Questions
Yes, 0.25 marks for each incorrect attempt
CLAT Exam Pattern - Postgraduate
2 essay type questions, 800 words per essay
Yes, 0.25 marks for an incorrect attempt
DISCLAIMER- The details mentioned in this article are based on previous year’s notification. The article will be updated once the data for new session is released.
By referring the CLAT 2020 syllabus, the candidate will not only the subjects, but also subject-wise topics, covered in the exam.
No, the CLAT 2020 syllabus is different for the postgraduate and undergraduate courses. So depending on which course the candidate is seeking admission to, the candidate needs to refer the corresponding syllabus only.
Typically, all questions in CLAT 2020 will be asked from the prescribed CLAT 2020 syllabus only. So the candidate needs to follow the syllabus closely.
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If your query is related with doing 5-year BALLB program being offered at University Law College (ULC) I must say no. Because it has its own admission process. Basically, CLAT is an entrance exam for taking admission in NLUs. Eligibility Criteria for ULC's BALLB can be checked by following the link given:
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CLAT is for both Undergraduate and Postgraduate programmes. For CLAT PG, you should possess a Bachelor's degree in Law. But because your highest qualification is BA and that is not a law degree, you are not eligible for CLAT PG. But now talking about CLAT UG, you need to have completed your 10+2 with a minimum aggregate of 45%. It is 45% for General Category and 40% for Reserved Categories. As there is no upper age limit for CLAT, you can appear for CLAT UG. Not based on your BA qualification but based on your 12th qualification. For more information, please visit our page at:
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